What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including a minimum grade B in Music or Music Technology.
120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include modules in Music or Music Technology.
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level or Distinction in BTEC in Music or Music Technology.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers97%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Perhaps you are interested in broadening and deepening your understanding of music. Or you want to build on your performing abilities, or explore composition and see what you’re capable of. If so, our Music BMus(Hons) course could be just right for you. The course develops your skills in composition, performance, music analysis and history, and is deliberately flexible so you can play to your strengths as well as explore new areas of study. An optional placement year could also help give you the edge in your chosen career. Music is all about collaboration and experimentation, so you’ll have opportunities to get involved in large and small ensembles, choirs and bands, composing for your fellow students, studying and playing with others. We’ll also encourage you to carry out your own creative projects and research. We’re based in the purpose-built Creative Arts Building, with its many practice rooms, rehearsal spaces and recording studios. Our two concert halls provide you with contrasting acoustics and environments in which to perform and hear others, and we have a large instrument collection including historical keyboards, organs, early music resources, percussion and electronic instruments. You’ll be taught by leading composers, performers and researchers, and our team of part-time instrumental and vocal teachers includes internationally recognised professional performers from across the region. During your studies you’ll be able to specialise in composition, performance or musicology, or mix it up and explore the connections between all three. We want to hear your work too, in recitals, concerts, master classes and workshops and we regularly host concerts and workshops with leading chamber groups. As a composer, you’ll have the chance to hear your work performed by professionals and this year our students will be spending a day playing in the Orchestra of Opera North. In musicology, you’ll be able to study the development of music across history and in different historical and cultural contexts. You could specialise in subjects like baroque music, experimental music, opera and musical theatre, or film music.
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Music Research; Introduction to Analysis; Composition 1; Performance Skills 1. Option modules - choose one from a list which may include: Technology for Music; Computer Composition 1 plus one from a list which may include: Stylistic Composition; Solo Performance 1; Songwriting 1; Grooves, Glitches and Crackles (Foundation Studies in Popular Music and Electronica). Year 2 Option modules - choose at least two from a list which may include: Music On Stage: Opera and Musica Theatre from Orfeo to Matilda 1; Singers and their Songs: Music, text and Performance Before 1600 1; Scoring the Silver Screen: the Musicology of Film and Television; Popular Music Studies; Historical Performance; Experimental Music 1; Music In Vienna 1770-1830; Explorations in World Musics 1; Empirical Musicologies 1: Data-Driven Approaches to Musical Study plus choose up to four from a list which may include - Techniques of Music Analysis 1; Intermediate Composition; Composition 2: Composition Techniques and Analysis; Computer Composition 2; Solo Performance 2 (Minor); Performance Skills 2 (Major); Performance Skills 2 (Minor); Scoring and Arranging for Brass Band and Symphonic Wind Orchestra; Orchestration 1; Music in Educational Contexts. Year 3 - optional placement year. Final year Core modules: Research for Music; Work and Professional Practice in Music. Option modules - choose up to four from a list which may include: Individual Project; Music On Stage: Opera and Musical Theatre from Orfeo to Matilda 2; Singers and their Songs: Music, text and Performance Before 1600 2; Advanced Composition; Music in the 21st Century; Computer Composition 3; Music, Gender and Identity; Experimental Music 2; Techniques of Music Analysis 2; Explorations in World Musics 2; Empirical Musicologies 2: Data-Driven Approaches to Musical Study; Solo Performance 3 (Minor); Studies in Performance; Performance Skills 3 (Major); Performance Skills 3 (Minor); Orchestration 2; Music in Vienna 1770-1830; Historical Performance; Solo Performance 3 (Major); Composing Music for Film B.
The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.
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